It is best to schedule Botox or Dysport treatments at least two weeks before a big event. Since these cosmetic treatments require little to no downtime, many clients choose to have them done on their lunch break — Botox can be administered in as little as 10–15 minutes!
Avoid blood thinning medication. One week prior, avoid aspirin, ibuprofen (generic, Advil, Aleve or Motrin), Vitamin E and fish oil or omega-3s to prevent bruising.
Wait 24 hours before getting other facial treatments. Wait at least a day before getting back into that normal skincare routine. This allows the body time to adjust to the medical aesthetics treatment. Sit up. Do not lie down after a Botox treatment. This is to avoid the risk of pressure on the treated areas and to avoid the risk of having the area rubbed accidentally. Go back for touch-ups if needed. Schedule a follow-up appointment if more Botox injections are needed two weeks after the first Botox treatment. Avoid painkillers. Painkillers should be used sparingly for headaches or facial pain. Strong painkillers such as Aspirin and ibuprofen should be avoided.
No Botox treatments should be done 3 weeks prior or 4 weeks after procedure.
No chemical peels 60 days before or after procedure (brows will peel quicker due to chemicals traveling under the skin).
No Retinols/Retin-A or other anti-aging/acne creams, or serums containing acids as these will fade brows prematurely.
Do not work out or sweat heavily the day of the procedure (or 2 weeks after).
Do not tan or have a sunburned face the day of the procedure.
No waxing or tinting 2 weeks before procedure.
Stop taking aspirin, niacin, vitamin E, fish oil, CoQ10 and ibuprofen 48 hours before procedure.
No alcohol or caffeine 24 hrs before procedure.
Brows will appear darker for the first 2-5 days, and then you may experience peeling, brows fade by day 10 and you will be ready for a touch up in 4-8 weeks.
*Avoid touching your brows with your hands unless you have just washed your hands. Your brows currently have open skin and by touching with dirty hands you can introduce bacteria into the open tissue and this can put you at a greater risk for infection.
*Aftercare Do not rub brows forcefully, while providing the aftercare. To provide aftercare wipe your brows in the direction of hair growth 3 times using firm pressure with a new clean damp cotton pad for each brow. Gently pat brows dry with a new clean cotton pad, and then apply a rice grain amount size of after care balm to each brow.
*For the first 24 hours while awake provide aftercare to brows every hour. Day 2-10 provide aftercare 3 times a day, unless otherwise instructed.. Day 2-10 you should apply aftercare balm throughout the day to ensure brows stay moisturized.
*While Healing Avoid make up on brows, touching brows (unless providing aftercare), brow tinting, brow grooming, direct sun or tanning bed exposure, spray tans, getting lash extensions/lash lift, saunas, steam, facing shower head, splashing water on your face, excessive sweating, heavy exercising , swimming pools, hot tubs, oceans, lakes, hot compresses to face, being in open convertibles, bike riding, motorcycles, cleaning areas with heavy debris in air, sleeping on stomach, lotions, creams, cleansers to brows, facials, facial products containing AHA’s, vitamin A, retinol, glycolic acid, and lactic acid.
*Dryness, scabbing, and peeling are all normal during the healing phase, though everyone may not experience these. If you do experience these healing symptoms you must avoid rubbing or picking off scabs. This can pull pigment out of your brows and create patchy areas as well as increase your risk for infection. It is normal to have some areas where pigment didn’t take well, which is why a touch up is always included with your purchase of microblading.
*After the procedure and healing phase have completed it is still important to care for your new brows. You should use sunscreen to prevent fading. You should also avoid certain facial products with brighteners around the brow area. These included but are not limited to: AHA’s, vitamin A, retinol, glycolic acid, and lactic acid.
*Remember brows may appear darker during the first week and will fade, and any adjustments will be made at your touch up.
*If you have any questions or concerns please notify Perfect 10 Salon & Spa immediately.
*If you experience anything out of the ordinary please notify your physician.
Sick with cold, flu, or sinus/respiratory infection (please reschedule your appointment and stay home to recover).
Skin irritations including: sunburn, rash, eczema, shingles, acne, or psoriasis near the treated area.
Pregnant or nursing
Under age 18
Had Botox within 3 weeks from scheduled appointment.
Used Accutane in the past year.
Prone to keloid scarring
Pacemaker or major heart problems
Had an organ transplant
Blot Clotting disorder
Blood thinner medication
It is recommended that sun protection of SPF 30-50 be used daily for at least 2 weeks prior to the Plasma Lift treatment(s). Vitamin A derivatives such as tretinoin, Retin-A or any type of alpha hydroxy acid will increase sensitivity. These products should be discontinued two weeks prior to treatment. Stay out of the sun and avoid tanning salons or the use of any self-tanning products for 3 weeks prior and post treatment session.
If you feel particularly uncomfortable, anti-inflammatories such as Advil and Motrin (ibuprofen) or antihistamines such as Benadryl are suggested. It is up to the individual to decide on the appropriate medication. Exercise should be avoided immediately following the procedure and up to 24 hours after. As part of our healing response it is natural for the treated area to become swollen as the body rushes nutrients to the area. The delicate eye area will experience significant swelling.. Ice packs can be used 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off to help with swelling discomfort. Downtime can vary depending on your natural rate of recovery. Most people find the healing process only lasts a few days. In some cases (generally if clients do not follow pretreatment and post care instructions), the swelling can last several days longer and can interfere with vision if the treatment was performed in the eye area. Initially after treatment and up to 3 days later, there may be occasional weeping in the treatment area. This is the natural healing response to the plasma fibroblast procedure. As the treated area begins to heal, you will notice the carbon crusts begin to dry out and eventually flake out. This can take up to 10 days, but it is important to let the crusts fall off on their own.
• • • • • • • DO NOT PICK the scabs as it can lead to infection, hyperpigmentation and scarring. It is important to keep this area clean with gentle cleansing. It is strongly advised that you use an SPF 30-50 sunscreen (throughout the year including the colder months) to avoid sunburn as the area’s sensitivity to sunlight will be heightened for up to 6 months post plasma fibroblast procedure. DO NOT use alcohol-based cleansers as this will slow down the healing process by removing moisture from the skin. If at any time the treated area becomes excessively hot, red or shows signs of pus, please contact us or your physician immediately to assess if you have an infection. Swimming and sauna activities are only permitted 2 weeks post treatment and once all the crusts have fallen off the skin and the wound is completely healed and closed. Smokers have a dampened healing response and reduced circulation or blood flow. Because of this there is an increase in the risk of infection and slowed healing. After the crusts are gone, a slight redness may remain in the following weeks and possibly months. It usually takes 4-6 weeks (sometimes longer) for the skin to regain its normal color again.
The color of your permanent makeup procedure will be 50% darker immediately after the treatment. Do not worry it will start to get lighter between 4-10 days this is perfectly normal and the true healed colour will take about 4-6 weeks to come through. In some cases, it can look like the permanent makeup pigment colour has disappeared which is due to the healing layers of the skin obscuring the colour temporarily. At this point, you just have to let it develop and certainly do not have any further permanent cosmetics work carried out during the 4- 6 weeks period. Your skin will be temporarily sensitised after the treatment and you should adhere to the following instructions for the next seven (7) days. This will help avoid infection and will allow time for the skin to recover. • If you apply makeup during the 7 days following the treatment, you do so at your own risk. • You can cleanse the treatment area two or three times a day if needed, using warm water, and a lint free wipe. • Clients who have been prescribed an antibiotic cream should follow the instructions of their medical practitioner. • Apply provided ointment with a cotton swab only (no fingers) for the first 2-3 days. • Keep moist at all times with a good lip balm (Blistex, Burts Bees, Chapstick) during the healing process. • Healing will take up to four weeks and it is perfectly normal for the treated area to scab. These scabs will fall off within a few days. • It is normal for the color to fade during the two weeks following the treatment. During the post treatment period, please try to avoid the following: • Spicy and salty food • Kissing • Using soaps, cleansers, creams or makeup on the treated area. • Facial treatments, waxing and using any form of bleach. • Any abrasive products, rough towels or similar. • DO NOT TOUCH or PICK the small scabs that may appear after the treatments. Let them slough off naturally, otherwise you may disrupt the pigment retention. • Taking hot baths, saunas, steam, swimming pools, salt water, and any direct shower spray on the treated area. If area does get wet, just pat dry with a Kleenex. • Sunbathing, and tanning beds. • Should an infection occur, seek medical attention
No sun for at least 3 days while healing
Keep your liner dry
If too much swelling, take an antihistamine & cold compress
Bruising is normal
No mascara / eye make up for 7 days
Do not scrub your eyes for at least 72 hours
Brush your lashes from roots to tips 3x-5x daily to remove any lymphatic build up.
IF feeling too dry or ITCHY apply aftercare on day 2, a small tiny amount of vitamin E & before bed.
Pay attention to your skins needs.
Purchase a new Mascara
Free perfecting session after 4 weeks
No antibiotics or steroids or vaccinations for 2 weeks prior or after or last second session.
No eye drops or contacts for 3-5 days after
ONE WEEK BEFORE YOUR SKINMEDICA PEEL AVOID THESE PRODUCTS AND/OR PROCEDURES:
Electrolysis • Waxing • Depilatory Creams • Laser Hair Removal • Patients who have had BOTOX® injections should wait until full effect of their treatment is seen before receiving a SkinMedica Peel
TWO TO THREE DAYS BEFORE YOUR SKINMEDICA PEEL AVOID THESE PRODUCTS AND/OR PROCEDURES: • Retin-A®, Renova®, Differin®, Tazorac® • Any products containing retinol, alpha -hydroxy acid (AHA) or beta-hydroxy acid (BHA), or benzoyl peroxide • Any exfoliating products that may be drying or irritating
Patients who have had medical cosmetic facial treatments or procedures (e.g. laser therapy, surgical procedures, cosmetic filler, microdermabrasion, etc) should wait until skin sensitivity completely resolves before receiving a SkinMedica Peel.
Post Peel Instructions
Cleanse: Use a gentle cleanser.(Remember, while your skin is peeling, do not scrub, use any exfoliating products, or rub vigorously with a washcloth.)
Moisturize: Apply Moisturizer as often as needed to relieve dryness, tightness and itching, while also assisting in controlled peeling.
Protect: Apply sunscreen throughout the day and avoid direct sunlight for at least 1 week.
What to avoid?
Please avoid strenuous exercise the day of the procedure and until your skin has stopped peeling. Please avoid direct sunlight for at least 1 week. Use sunscreen with at least SPF 30. Please avoid the following products/procedures until your skin has completely stopped peeling: Retin-A, retinol, alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) products or bleaching creams Facials, facial hair removal, microdermabrasion, and laser treatments.
For optimal results, and to minimize the chance of bleeding or bruising at the injection site, please avoid all blood-thinning medications and supplements for one week prior to your appointment. This includes over-the-counter medication such as aspirin, Motrin, ibuprofen, and Aleve. Also avoid herbal supplements such as garlic, vitamin E, ginko biloba, St. John's Wort and omega-3 capsules. If you have a cardiovascular history, please check with your doctor prior to stopping use of aspirin. Inform your provider if you have a history of Perioral Herpes to receive advice on antiviral therapy prior to treatment. (Valtrex 500 mg BID, 5 days, start 2 days prior to treatment) Avoid topical products such as Tretinoin (Retin-A) retinols, retinoids, glycolic acid, alpha hydroxy acid, or any "anti-aging" products for two days before and after treatment. Do not drink alcoholic beverages or caffeine 24 hours before or after your treatment to avoid extra bruising. Do not use dermal fillers if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, are allergic to any of it's ingredients or suffer from any neurological disorders.
Avoid significant movement or massage of the treated area unless instructed by provider. Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours. Avoid extensive sun or heat for 72 hours. Avoid consuming excess amounts of alcohol or salts to avoid excessive swelling. If you have swelling, you may apply a cool compress for 15 minutes each hour. Use Tylenol (acetaminophen) for discomfort. Try to sleep face up and slightly elevated if you experience swelling. Take Arnica (typically found in health food stores) to help the bruising and swelling. Begin taking at least two days prior to injections. Wait a minimum of four weeks before skin care or laser treatments.
You should be in good health when you come for your appointment. A medical history will be performed prior to your procedure.
If you develop a cold sore, blemish, or rash, etc in the treatment area prior to your
appointment you must reschedule.
If you have a special event or vacation coming up, please schedule your treatment 2 weeks in advance.
Let us know if you are prone to cold sores and the treatment area is around your mouth. A medication may be prescribed to help prevent cold sores.
AVOID: Alcohol, caffeine, Motrin, ibuprofen, Aleve, Advil, gingko biloba, flax oil, cod liver oil, vitamin A, vitamin E, fish oil, niacin supplements and cigarette smoking, at least 24 hours prior to your treatment. This is to reduce the risk of bruising after the procedure.
Discontinue Retin-A 2 days before and 2 days after the treatment
Bruising and swelling are normal and expected- if bruising is visible, you can take oral Arnica or apply arnica topically.
It will take 2 weeks or longer for treatment to be noticeable. Best results over the next 3-6 months.
Asymmetry and irregularities are common and should resolve on their own
Pain at the injection site is normal and may last several days or even 1 week. You mayalso feel stinging sensation as it settles, that is also normal.
If you see any puckering of the skin or irregularities, you may gently massage 3-5 times per day.
If you see a thread exposed, or start to extrude from the injection site, you may gently pull on the thread to remove it, or you may call your provider to be seen in the office.
Avoid exercise for 24 hours
Avoid facials or 4 weeks
Please notify provider if you have any increased redness, swelling, or pain at the
injection site, or you have a visible thread that you removed yourself, or that you would like the provider to remove.